Hacking free-for-all relieves crypto bridge users of $200 million

@ 2022/08/03
Cryptocurrency hacks are all too common, but they've rarely been quite so anarchic as the latest example. As The Vergenotes, Nomad has confirmed that its cryptocurrency bridge (a service that lets you swap tokens between blockchains) was the victim of an August 1st "incident" where a slew of hackers stole nearly $200 million in funds. As Paradigm researcher Samczsun explained, the intruders took advantage of a misconfiguration that let any reasonably knowledgeable user authorize their own withdrawals. The result was a "chaotic" hack where people could swap their crypto address into a known-good transaction to steal digital money.

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